Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting and Support During a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta incarnation of Windows was made available for a limited time for testing at select web sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer showed new capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and driven by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover performance, security, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features faster startup, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; as well as multiple finger touch-screen support. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Previews Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business advantages of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of information networks that include workstations based on Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of affordable support services to help your company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual machines or laptops or help you to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete an office move or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.

Virtual Learning for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for an array of client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education offers all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of multiple workers. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, live online instruction permits the trainer to conduct the class from a remote office while the students can be spread across a campus or across the country. Virtual training deploys powerful teaching tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.

64-bit Migration Consulting for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for workstation reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit technology is problematic due to the need to perform a new setup on every desktop. This requires re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data files, and running new drivers. Although companies typically already have 64-bit workstations, the effort required to benefit fully from this potential resource appears excessively difficult. Yet since Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, this can be a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which you can do with virtually no extra work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have in-depth backgrounds planning and performing massive, efficient operating system upgrades of existing desktops and can help your company get the most out of your IT dollars by performing the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change and Update Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to set up a computer network based around Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering small companies SMS Server consulting to streamline network management's processes, increase network protection, improve productivity by ensuring that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of software usage to enable smarter purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist you to make a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive management automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business network security inventory service packages and security assessment bundles designed to give organizations of any size an opportunity to get an objective look at the strength of their protection environment. These packages range from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who have to comply with security standards required by government agencies or by customers. For every security assessment package, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on scanned information and make suggestions for effective improvements.

High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to configure a high-availability system infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can help you utilize virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive business continuity strategy that includes periodic disaster response evaluations and testing.

Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of trained technical experts gives your customers instant access to a reliable technical resource with years of background delivering telephone support and online repair for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on earning the Helpdesk a respected image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to resolve rather than simply report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can also assist your company to select and deploy the latest solutions for creating or improving your in-house Help Desk.

To find out additional details about Progent's consulting support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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